Daniela provides outpatient therapy to children and adolescents. Before deciding to go back to school to get her master’s degree, she worked in the administrative realm of healthcare services, from private to nonprofit. After having her first two daughters, Daniela became dedicated to the geriatric field and became a hospice volunteer while working at Walden Behavioral in the inpatient unit for psychiatric needs and eating disorders, which created a need in her to work with children, adolescents, and families.
Daniela started her career at Wayside as an in-home therapist and outpatient clinician, where she dedicated her expertise in cultural and ethnic considerations to help Latino families explore ways they could understand and bring their own trauma to the forefront of treatment. At Wayside, she has taken on initiatives around diversity, equity, and inclusion and is most interested in having courageous conversations about our society’s mental health, inequalities, racism, sexism, and diverse cultures. Daniela speaks fluent Spanish and lives in Framingham with her high school sweetheart husband and three biracial daughters, surrounded by food, books, and music all day long.